Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module examines the Companies Act 2006 from a critical and historical perspective. It provides an introduction to UK business structures before moving on to consider `the limited liability companyż in greater detail. The module explores central features of the limited liability company with a specific focus on the doctrine of separate corporate personality and its relevance to issues of management, control and corporate governance. The module will also consider and critique legal remedies available to shareholders in the form of the unfair prejudice petition; and the derivative action. This module uses a combination of lectures/tutorials and formative/summative assessment to develop a range of transferable skills including: communication skills (both written and verbal); legal research skills; analytical skills and problem solving skills whilst giving students a level of commercial awareness that is essential when entering the job market.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-30080/lists
To enable students to appreciate the basics of UK company law in light of the nature and import of companies in the domestic economy and wider society alike.
Intended Learning Outcomes
comprehend the essential tenets of UK company law: 1appreciate the nature and import of companies in the domestic economy and wider society alike: 1apply the acquired knowledge to current socio-legal problems in the fields of political and economic policy making: 1develop confident and fluent essay writing skills: 1articulate a nuanced view of the role and responsibilities of companies and their directors: 1
9 x 2 hour lectures = 18 hours4 x 1 hour tutorials = 4 hourstutorial preparation = 30 hoursexam preparation = 46 hoursexam duration = 2 hoursbackground reading = 50 hoursTotal = 150 hours
1: Mixed Exam weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
The exam comprises two questions of equal value, one seen, one unseen. Exam duration: 2 hours.Mixed exam (1 seen (mandatory); and 2 unseen questions (to choose from). The suggestion here is to have students answer a seen problem and an unseen essay question. The choice will be between two unseen (i.e. essay) questions, whereas the one problem question (seen) will have to be answered. Exam duration: 2 hours (120 minutes).